Michael Cohen

Michael J Cohen, MSc, MBA

Senior Director, Environmental Sustainability | Digital and Decentralized Solutions


Michael J Cohen, MSc, MBA is the Senior Director, DCT Innovation Hub in Digital and Decentralized Solutions at PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific. At PPD, Michael leads work to make clinical research more patient and planet friendly. Prior to joining PPD, Michael helped start the CVS Clinical Trial Services business, worked in Medical Affairs at Johnson & Johnson and led a medical device startup. Michael is a bioengineer and materials scientist by training, with degrees from both University of California, Berkeley and Northwestern University, as well as an MBA in finance from Louisiana State University, Shreveport.

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